"America's Next Top Model" Lisa D'Amato is recovering after being seriously injured while filming "Cowboys and Indians." D'Amato has spoken about her injury and the recovery process that will take at least one month.
"After wrapping my part in a movie called 'Cowboys and Indians' in Colorado … The sound girl & I did a duo-stunt/gymnastics move. She accidentally lost her balance and dropped me at speed while she was holding me upside down on my head," D'Amato explained.
"Then she fell on top of me. It was a freak accident that happened in 3 seconds. I'm lucky to have my teeth and not break my neck. I then got rushed to the hospital, got X-rays, then got rushed to an on-call plastic surgeon. I split my nose in 3 places, smashed all the cart-ledge [sic] in the tip of my nose, and broke the bridge," she added.
D'Amato is currently under the care of a regular physician and plastic surgeon, who estimate she'll be back to normal in one month. Still, it will require some time off for the model.
"I collected a ton of other lacerations on my forehead, lips, chin and above the lip area. Now it's day 4 and I'm healing like a champ," D'Amato posted to her Facebook account, along with pictures of her injuries.
"Now you guys don't get to see my face & new nose till it's perfect in a couple wks [sic]! Love you all and thank you with all my heart for the support. Day by day baby! Making jokes about my injury is my way of letting you guys know I'm ok and I'll be alright," D'Amato later posted.
D'Amato competed twice on "America's Next Top Model," losing her initial season but coming back to compete, and win, on the "All-Star" season.
Plenty of friends and fans have left supportive messages for D'Amato.